Alison Bird Clinical Hypnotherapy - Helping You to Help Yourself
Clinical Hypnotherapy in Colchester for Weight Loss Without Dieting
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And read on for three useful tips on how to curb physical food cravings.
If you live in the Colchester area of North Essex and have been trying to lose weight for years with little success, help is at hand with Alison Bird Clinical Hypnotherapy.
You may feel that you have tried everything known to the slimming world. You've probably been on the "diet, binge, guilt" merry-go-round for years and have found it harder and harder to stick to the diets, and feel that you're out of control around food.
You may be bingeing regularly and think that you're a failure because every time you've been on a diet you've ended up putting on more weight than you've lost because of a perceived lack of willpower.
The more weight you put on, the more miserable you become, and the more miserable you become, the more you eat.....
You blame yourself for your increasing weight because, "... I know the diet works, if only I could stick to it....".
But we are not designed to diet. In the natural world, pleasurable pastimes like eating, quenching our thirst, and finding a mate, ensure our survival. Our subconscious minds are programmed by Nature to move us towards pleasure and away from pain. This failsafe survival mechanism means that diets and extreme weight loss methods are destined to fail because they are about deprivation, hunger, dissatisfaction, stress, guilt, long-term weight gain, and failure.
So, if this sounds like you, take heart - it's not your fault and you're not alone. You are not an out of control, greedy failure. You're a normal human being who has been on a few (or more) diets and your body and mind are doing what Nature has been doing for tens of thousands of years - ensuring your survival.
Recent scientific research (click here) is now proving that permanent, healthy weight loss has more to do with changing unconscious thought processes like beliefs, stresses, habits and behaviours, than dieting. In fact, much research - since as far back as the 1950's (click here), and not funded by diet companies! - links diets to steady weight gain over time, along with increases in hunger and "greed" and an inability to know when to stop eating.
The diet companies promise that when you're slim, you'll be happy and that your weight is at the root of all your problems, when - in fact - it's usually your problems that are at the root of all your weight!
You will have many eating "triggers". Only one of these will be real, physical hunger. The rest (and the ones that are responsible for your weight gain) will be in response to long-established habits and beliefs; like clearing your plate, not wanting to waste good food, or because you've paid for it. You might eat because you're bored, unhappy / happy, angry, unfulfilled, stressed; or because you've just put the kids to bed, or because it's 4pm, or because you're watching TV.
The bad news is that these associations with food often start in childhood and are notoriously difficult to change. And diets often make them worse.
The good news is that YOU CAN learn to change them and reduce your desire to overeat. This will allow you to lose weight naturally, at your own pace, and without dieting.
What makes the Alison Bird Clinical Hypnotherapy "Think Slim, Eat Slim" method different from the usual hypnotherapy for weight loss programmes?
As a qualified eating disorders specialist affiliated to the UK National Centre for Eating Disorders, I am professionally trained in all the proven self-help techniques that will enable you to change all your personal associations with food and eating. These methods of weight loss include self-hypnosis, stress reduction, clinical hypnotherapy, cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), neuro-linguistic programming (NLP), emotional intelligence and mindfulness.
THREE WAYS TO HELP CURB PHYSICAL CRAVINGS (from recommendations supplied by National Centre for Eating Disorders nutritionists)
Eat regularly, starting with breakfast, to avoid dips in blood sugar levels which cause cravings for sweet and fatty foods.
Eat some protein with each meal or snack as this helps to slow down the absorption of carbohydrates and keeps blood sugars more level.
Don't miss or delay meals for too long in order to "burn off excess fat" - this will only result in low blood sugars which will cause cravings, binges and "reactive overeating".
As everyone's associations with food are different, the "Think Slim, Eat Slim" programme for weight control is tailored to you personally over an average of between 3-6 sessions, which can be taken either weekly, fortnightly, or monthly to fit your schedule and finances.The programme will cover some or all of the following areas as necessary:
Exploring your personal eating world, including current lifestyle, as well as long-established beliefs and emotional triggers for overeating
Helping with any physical reasons for cravings
Gradually changing eating habits
Discovering and challenging subconscious conflicts (often unknown reasons why you may "sabotage" yourself)
Improving your body image and self-esteem
Changing negative self-talk and fattening thoughts
The "Think Slim, Eat Slim" programme is not a "quick fix" or a magic pill and makes no promises of miracles or instant weight loss. (The reason why most diets can virtually guarantee an 8lb weight loss in the first week or so is because when you starve yourself, your body loses its emergency supply of sugar and water, not fat or true weight!) It works by gradually re-programming your subconscious mind to create easy, better lifestyle habits. The result of these changes is that weight comes off as a side-effect. For example, if one of your "fattening" habits is to graze in the evenings, when you stop grazing you take in less calories and over time lose weight. Much easier than dieting, once your mind is programmed to help you to change the habits.
Many satisfied ex-clients have reported that the reason they lost weight with this programme was because it was so easy - "... I choose to eat healthier food now, (and positively love ice cold water!), pretty much only ever eat when I am rather hungry and don't always finish the plate full these days. I truthfully NEVER thought I would ever say such things, after years of "yo-yo dieting". I am still very positive about this and know that I will succeed long term, as this is not short fix, rather a new way of life..." KD.
Find out how the "Think Slim, Eat Slim" hypnotherapy for weight loss programme can help YOU to take back control over your eating, and stop food controlling your life. Let eating become a pleasant, life-sustaining activity, as it should be - not a chore, a bore or a headache.
Don't delay, contact Alison Bird NOW for a FREE, no obligation consultation.
FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THE "THINK SLIM, EAT SLIM" HYPNOTHERAPY FOR WEIGHT LOSS PROGRAMME, FILL IN THE FORM OPPOSITE, CALL COLCHESTER 01206 548175 / 07947 817464 OR E MAIL ABIRD073@AOL.COM
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